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Twelve Three's In Win Over LSU

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Fri., Dec. 31, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- Twelve three-pointer's carried the Hawks to a 77-58 win on Friday against the La Sierra University Golden Eagles (2-9 AII). The Hawks, after the December 28th game against Mount Vernon Nazarene, were ranked 9th in NAIA Division I in three-point shooting with 107 three's and 9th in 3 PT field goal percentage (39.5%).

Senior Tyler Mutton (pictured below) had five three's to his name, Hawk point leader Senior Aaron Felix (pictured left) had 4 and Senior Jason Starr finished the game with two. The Hawks are now 7-7 overall and 1-3 in GSAC.

The Hawks first three from Mutton rang out 7 seconds into the game, followed by three more between Felix and Mutton, bumping the SDC lead to 6 (13-7) with 17:07 to play in the first. SDC racked up 7 team fouls with just under ten minutes to go, putting LSU at the line early. When SDC reached the one-and-one, Felix stepped to the line 6 times, hitting 5 to put the Hawks up by 19. Daveon Woods hit a 3 at the buzzer to take a 44-26 score into the half.

Mutton had 12 points (4-7 3PT) and Felix was 4-4 on three point shooting for 17 points. SDC, who has averaged 12 assists per game thus far, had 11 in the first to LSU's 2. SDC had only 8 points from inside the arch with the remnant of their 44 points coming from downtown (9-14, 64.3%) and the free-throw line (9-12, 75.0%).

Intensity followed LSU onto the court from the locker room, stunning the Hawk offense and cutting their defecit to 10 points by 14:12. Fouls came into play with 8:30 to go sending the Hawks to the line 11 times for 7 points and the eventual 77-58 win.
Felix finished the game with 22 points, hitting 4 of 5 three's, shooting 80% from the line, pulling down 5 rebounds and assisting one basket. Mutton was 5-11 from downtown for 16 points, recording 3 rebounds a steal and an assist. Junior Xavier Mylleville had the rebound high for SDC with 8 and assist high with 3.

SDC shot 43.1% from the field and 52.2% from behind the arch by games end. They also were 21-29 at the line. LSU hit 21 of their 52 attempts on the court (40.4%) with Issaac Waters leading the Golden Eagles with 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3PT).

San Diego Christian resumes GSAC play on Tuesday, Janurary 4 at home against Point Loma Nazarene University at 7:30pm.

Outpaced by Vikes

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Wed., Dec. 29, 2010 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The Hawks (6-7, 1-3 GSAC) were outpaced by The Vikes (9-8, 8-4 CW) of University of Victoria (Canada) on Wednesday night falling 61-48 in the exhibition.

It was an unforunate showing on Wednesday compared to Tuesday nights team efforts that earned them the 79-52 win over Mount Vernon Nazarene. SDC shot 34.5% (19-55) to UVic's 41.9% (26-62), with the Vikes making points count off the Hawks 18 turnovers and hitting momentum shifting three's (6-16).

SDC had corralled an 8 point lead at 15-7 when the Vikes string of three point shooting (3) brought them within one at 17-16. The shift gave the Vikes what they needed to steal away to a 29-24 lead at half.

The second half was a continuation of that momentum swing for the Vikes, who maintained their cushion with the help of a cold shooting period from the Hawks. UVic mounted a 14-0 run that left SDC down by 22 with 3:53 left, eventually carrying out the 61-48 win.

Not one player for the Hawks crossed into double-digit points. Junior Tim Sanders had 8 points (3-6 FG, 2-2 FT) 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. Senior Paul Wolf pulled down the team high 6 rebounds.

SDC hosts La Sierra University on Friday, December 31 for their last nonconference game of the 2010-11 season. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:00pm at the Ryan Athletic Center.

Out on Top Over Pandas

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Wed., Dec. 29, 2010 [Box Score]
El Cajon, Calif. -- In an exhibition game against the CIS No.8 ranked University of Alberta Pandas (12-7, 10-2 CW), SDC (5-6, 1-3 GSAC) pulled out a 79-65 win with four players finishing in double-digits.

Play was tight and tough throughout the first half with both teams racking up a total of 24 fouls and the Pandas turning the ball over 18 times for 11 Hawk points. Three pointers also contributed to the Hawk lead as they made 7-13 (53.8%) but only shot 28.9% (11-38) from the field. UAB was 41.7% from the field and 11-13 from the line in the first. SDC led by as many as 8, closing out the half with a 35-31 lead.

Freshman Sabrina Jimenez was solid on the court, scoring 10 points (3-3 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT).

The second opened with three Hawk drives that extended their lead to 8 once again. The rest of the half for the Pandas was marked by turnovers (12), points in the paint (30) and personal fouls (14) as SDC closed the game out with a 14 point cushion at 79-65.

Junior Jasmin Thomas had the highs for the Hawks with 15 (5-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 3 assists and 3 steals. Freshman Heather Serven was at 14 points, and the scrappy Michelle Gonzalez finished with a team high 5 rebounds. Jimenez finished with 12 points (4-4 FG, 2-2 3PT, 2-2 FT).

The Pandas scored 48 of their points in the paint, shooting 46.4% (26-56), but gave up 30 turnovers to SDC's 10 by games end. SDC's 11-24 three point shooting was the difference as the Hawks only shot 35.2% (25-71).

SDC's final nonconference game takes place on Saturday, Janurary 1, 2011 at the Ryan Athletic Center against Houghton College (NY). Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00pm on New Year's Day.

Team Win Over MVNU

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Tues., Dec. 28, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College (6-7, 1-3 GSAC) snagged their 6th win with a 79-52 win over the Ohio based Cougars of Mount Vernon Nazarene University (8-5, 2-0 AMC) on Tuesday night. The Hawks caught the victory in a team effort, recording 17 assists, with 11 of the 17 coming in the first half.

Senior Tim Sanders (pictured left) set a personal high with 17 points (8-13 FG), 8 rebounds, three blocks and a steal. Junior Benji Arvizu also finished with a personal high 16 points going 5-5 from the field and 6-8 at the line. Arvizu also had 6 rebounds, 4 steals and three assists in his 28 minutes on the court. Senior Aaron Felix rounded out the Hawks big three for the night by hitting 5 of 9 three's for 17 points, three assists and two rebounds.

It wasn't the most solid of starts for the Hawks, as Mount Vernon posted their first points right off the tip. SDC hit two of four free throws to tie the game at two, then overstepped a 5-4 Cougar lead to mount a 10-0 run that overshadowed their slow start, also setting the tone for the game. Four Hawks had two assists each to accompany the 48.3% shooting from the field (14-29). Felix was 3-5 from downtown for ten points, while the Cougars shot a 33.3% (8-24) with two players topping out at 6 points. SDC pocketed 8 second chance points, out rebounding MVNU 21-14.

The Hawks continued to build on the first half 15 point lead (39-24), closing out the game with a 27 point margin in their favor. It was a cold night for the Cougars as SDc held their top scorer, Brandon Short (15.5ppg) to only four points in his 25 minutes on the court. MVNU shot 35.8% (19-53) by games end and only 1-17 from behind the arch.

San Diego Christian turns around tomorrow (Dec. 29) to take on the University of Victoria out of Canada for their second to last non conference game of 2010-11. The tip-off is scheduled for 7:00pm.

SDC Downed 76-69 to No. 17 WJU

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Tues., Dec. 21, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- No. 17 William Jewel University (Mo.) edged out the Hawks on Tuesday, 76-69. WJU has won their last 8 games as they sit atop the Heart of America Athletic Conference, with a 3-0 record, 12-1 overall.

WJU's Nick Larson (16.4ppg), who had 19 points and 14 rebounds on the night, posted up in the paint in the early minutes leading them to a 16-7 lead. The score would change three times in the first, but WJU still managed to end the half up by 7, 33-26. Jason Starr had 11 points in the first half effort, hitting 3 of 5 from downtown, with the Hawks only sinking 8 of 23 shots. WJU pulled down an impressive 19 rebounds to SDC's 9, also shooting 52.0% (13-25).

Emotion ran high in the second with double bonus' starting with 9 minutes to go. Around that same time, the Hawks had taken a one point lead on Tyler Mutton's fastbreak points from a Benji Arvizu steal (55-54). The lead teetered for a few points as both teams made free throws, but a three from Mark Mason started a fire under the Cardinals that forced two key turnovers giving WJU a four to nine point cushion through to the games end.

SDC's Starr (pictured above) was hot from behind the arch hitting 5 of 8 for 19 points. Senior's Mutton (3-6 FG, 2-3 3PT, 5-5 FT) Paul Wolf (6-13 FG, 1-1 3PT) and both had 13 points. Wolf also had 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

SDC was 14-15 from the line in the second, 87% overall (20-23) and 9-18 on three's, but WJU's 52.1% from the field and 22-28 at the line made the difference for the Cardinals in the 76-69 win.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University comes to San Diego Christian on Tuesday, December 28 after the break for a 7:00pm game to resume the 2010-11 season.

WJU Wins, 81-70

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Tues., Dec. 21, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- On Tuesday, The San Diego Christian College Hawks (5-6, 1-3 GSAC) faced William Jewel University, a team that has qualified for the NAIA National Tournament 7 out of the last 9 years, falling 81-70. San Diego Christian is now 5-6 overall and 1-3 in GSAC and WJU improves to 8-5 overall, with an undefeated 3-0 record in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Turnovers and shooting percentage were the hot points of the battle between the teams, as 57 total turnovers were recorded and a 27.4% difference from the field in favor of WJU by games end.

SDC scored on a fastbreak off the tip-off, holding a 5 point lead at 9-4, their only significant lead of the game. WJU took control of the score at 13:55 on a layup by game point leader Katie Bond who had 28 points (10-14 FG, 3-3 3PT, 5-11 FT). From there the Hawks went cold, sinking a total of 6-28 from the field (21.4%), while WJU closed the half out with a 32-21 lead. WJU was 13-24 (54.2%) with 15 turnovers.

The second half defecit became 17 for the Hawks with 17:28 to go, but was whittled down by 12 points off converted WJU turnovers. SDC forced 25 Cardinal turnovers, but WJU covered their tracks shooting 63% from the field. The second half shooting for the Hawks (48.4%), while an improvement from the first, couldn't contend with the Cardinal 16-22 streak.

Though overshadowed by WJU's lead, junior Brittany Robinson had 21 points (6-13 FG, 6-11 3 PT) boosting her average to 14.4 points per game. She also had 5 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal for the Hawks. Senior Melissa Villalobos put up 15 points, 5 steals (3.7ppg) and three rebounds and junior Juanita Lewis was 3-6 from the field and 3-4 from the line for 9 points and 6 rebounds in her first game with the Hawks.

San Diego Christian hosts University of Alberta (Canada) on Wednesday, December 29 starting at 5:00pm at the Ryan Athletic Center.

Hawks Take 67-63 Win at Home

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Fri., Dec. 17, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- On Friday night, the San Diego Christian Lady Hawks came back to win 67-63 after finding themselves down for the first thirty-one minutes of the game. SDC evens out their overall record at 5-5, remaining 1-3 in conference contests. Rocky Mountain drops to 7-5 overall.

Junior Jasmin Thomas led the Hawks in points with 14 (5-9 FG), grabbing 5 rebounds 2 assists and a steal. Junior Michelle Gonzalez had five steals, three rebounds, was 2-4 from the field and 5-6 at the line for 9 points. Freshman Alexa Davison finished with 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals and Junior Brittany Robinson pulled down a team high 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.

Rocky Mountain had a 6-0 start putting the Hawks down by 12 with 9:56 to play (21-9). SDC came within two points of the Battlin' Bears at 23-21 on a layup from Davison, but RMC pulled away again to 34-25 lead with 1:26 left. But thanks to steals by senior Melissa Villalobos and Robinson led SDC to a 6-0 run, closing the half out down by 3 (34-31).

Neither team was strong from the field in the first with Rocky shooting 36.1% (13-36) and SDC at 30.6% (11-36). Thomas had 9 points, hitting 3 of 5 from the field and 3-4 at the line. Robinson collected 6 rebounds, four steals and three assists.

The Bears were quick on the restart, opening their lead to 7 a minute off the break. SDC came within one on one of Thomas' successful free throws, but it would take almost three minutes and three RMC turnovers for the Hawks to take their first lead at 54-52 (10:49).

It appeared that Rocky would take the game in the final three minutes as the turnovers added up for both sides and the Hawks 4 point lead disappeared to yet another RMC lead. SDC took the lead with 2:08 remaining on a steal from junior Michelle Gonzalez who connected with Robinson in the paint. The Hawks hit only two of five attempts at the line in the last two minutes, but managed to hang on to win, 67-63.

By games end, SDC had escaped their 55.6% (15-27) shooting from the line, making up the difference on the 21 points RMC gave up off their 28 turnovers. RMC had hit 41% of their shots to SDC's 34.7%, but again, the points off turnovers made the difference.

SDC plays once more before the Christmas break against William Jewel University our of Missouri. The game is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21, at 11am at the Ryan Athletic Center.

SDC Sits Tenth in NCCAA Div I

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Fri., Dec. 17, 2010
Greenville, SC -- The NCCAA released the national rankings as of December 15, 2010 on Friday and San Diego Christian women's basketball was listed as No. 10 in Division I basketball. The Lady Hawks closed out last week with a 4-4 record, beating Fresno Pacific University 60-57 and logging a 7.250 Burbridge power ranking.

Indiana Wesleyan University (10-2) holds the top spot with an 8.500 power ranking, followed closely by Colorado Christian University (4-2, 8.417) and GSAC member The Master's College (6-2, 8.250) taking the second and third rankings respectively.

Campbellsville University in Kentucky sits fourth with a 7-2 record with Hope International University in the fifth spot (5-3, 7.563). Grace College (IN), Cedarville University (OH) and Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Texas occupy the No. 6 spot with a 7.500 power ranking and Bethel College (7-4, 7.318) is ranked 9th.

SDC (4-5, 1-3 GSAC) takes on Rocky Mountain College tonight at 5:30pm at the Ryan Athletic Center

81-71 Win Over Buffaloes

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Thurs., Dec. 16, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College sealed a come from behind 81-71 win on Thursday night over the Buffaloes from Milligan College in Tennessee (3-7, 0-0 AAC). The Hawks now have five wins on the season, six losses and are 1-3 still in GSAC.

Milligan earned a quick four points with the help of SDC cold shooting and turnovers, pulling away to a 13-2 lead five minutes into play. The Hawks collected themselves and pushed forward, hitting the bulk of their 7 first half three point shots to recover enough ground to take a 34-33 lead with 5:54 to go. They would close the half out with a 41-37 lead, scoring 22 points off of Buffalo turnovers.

The Buffaloes were 16-26 (61.5%) in the first with Hudson Fricke holding the point high with 16 points. Fricke was 6-9 from the field and 2-5 from downtown. SDC also posted impressive numbers hitting 15-27 shots (55.6%) from the field and 53.8% from downtown (7-13).

The Hawks had lost the lead once to the Buffaloes in 17 minutes of second half play, consistently holding single digit lead. But in the last five minutes, Fricke's 12 second half points gave Milligan momentum to even the score at 70-70 with 2:39 to go. The Hawks entered into the double bonus right after the tie, building the 81-71 win in the final minute on successful free throws.

Senior Tyler Mutton (pictured above) finished the night with 18 points (6-14 FG, 4-10 3Pt) and 2 rebounds. Senior Jason Starr was 4-8 from the field and 3-5 from three point land for 12 points and 3 steals. Senior Paul Wolf had 9 points, 9 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and an assist.

The Hawks were outshot from the field 54.9% to 45.8%, finding the edge from behind the three and in steals. SDC finished with 18 steals, forcing the Buffaloes to turn the ball over 24 times.

Fricke, who prior to Thursday night, averaged 16 ppg, pocketed the a personal high 28 points, shooting 10-19 from the field, four three's and hitting four of five free throws.

SDC's next game is on Tuesday, December 21 at the Ryan Athletic Center at 1:00pm against William Jewel University out of Missouri.

CSUSB 6-0 With 75-53 Win

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Wed., Dec. 15, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. – Cal State San Bernardino (6-0, 2-0 CCAA) came to El Cajon on Wednesday night to play their final nonconference game against the Hawks (4-5, 1-3 GSAC). SDC looked to put a damper on the Coyotes 5-0 start to their season, but CSUSB powered through to their 6th straight win, 75-53.

SDC is now 2-12 all-time against CSUSB, with current head coach Kevin Baker seeing the Coyotes through each match up.

Junior guard Brittany Robinson topped the point chart for the Hawks with 15 (14.3 ppg), going 4-8 from the field, hitting 6 of 8 free throws, grabbing three rebounds and 2 steals. Freshman Jermani Daniels also brought in double digit points (10) going 4-5 from the field and knocking down both free throws. She also had three rebounds and a steal.

From the get go, CSUSB was on their game, blanking the Hawks for 6 points then pushing that to a 11-2 lead 2:48 into the game on Sabrina Gonzalez first three of the night. Gonzalez would be the games leading scorer with 24 points (9.8 ppg), sinking 9 of 14 shots, and 5-8 from downtown. The Hawks were hard pressed by the Coyote defense leading to them shooting only 30.8% in the first (8-26). Cal State San Bernardino ran off to a 19 point lead with 6:47 to go closing the half out with a 38-29 lead.

Robinson had 10 of the Hawks points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt) while Gonzalez helped the Coyotes shoot 56% from the field in her 17 point half (6-7 FG, 4-5 3Pt).

The second was unfortunately a near mirrored experience of the first half for the Hawks as the Coyotes grew their lead to an eventual 28 point margin with 2:53 to go (73-45). SDC finished shooting 30.2% from the field and 19-22 (86.4%) from the line, a highlight for the night. CSUSB, who hit 26 of their 47 shots (55.3%), also ended with 22 turnovers, one turnover shy of their season high (22).

SDC continues the nonconference play on Friday against Frontier Conference team Rocky Mountain College out of Billings, Montana. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30pm PST.

Overtime with FPU, 86-79 Loss

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Sat., Dec. 11, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- San Diego Christian fell in overtime on Saturday night 86-79 to Fresno Pacific University. The hard loss dropped the Hawks to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in conference while FPU improved to 3-1 in GSAC and 8-3 overall.

Junior Xavier Mylleville set his personal game high with 20 points, going 6-6 from the field and 8-13 from the line. He pulled down 6 rebounds and had 2 assists as well. Senior Tyler Mutton came in with 18 points, going 5-12 from downtown, bringing in 6 rebounds and an assist. Junior Tim Sanders swatted two balls, tallied 8 assists, and went 4-4 from the field for 9 points.

Four significant lead changes took place throughout the first, with FPU getting the upper hand at the half, 44-36. FPU's last major stretch to an 11 point lead (44-33) piggy backed on Matt Christman's 4 three-point shots, giving him 12 first half points. Mutton and senior Jason Starr led the Hawks with 9 points each and Mylleville was 100% from the field (3-3) and 2-2 from the line. FPU topped the percentages shooting 56.7% (17-30) to SDC's 44.4% (12-27), 60% from behind the arch and 4-5 (80%) on free throws.

Fresno stretched their lead to 15 around, hitting two jumpers and a three out of the locker room. The Hawks chipped away at the gap, keeping within five through the last seven minutes of regulation, tying the game with a 1:57 to go on a drive to the basket from Mylleville. Unfortunately, the Hawks eagerness resulted in rushed shots, while the Sunbirds shot 75% from the field (3-4) and 6 of 12 points at the free throw line off of the 6 SDC fouls.

By games end, both sides shot at or near 50%, with FPU hitting 9-16 from downtown. FPU's Jordan Wild, who went to the line 8 times in overtime, put up 19 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists.

SDC begins a stretch of non-conference home games starting at 7:30pm on Thursday, December 16 against Milligan College out of Tennessee.

60-57 GSAC Win Over FPU

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Sat., Dec. 11, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The Lady Hawks notched their first GSAC win of the year on Saturday night against the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds, 60-57, also ending their four game slide. San Diego Christian improves to 4-4 overall and 1-3 in conference. Fresno drops to 4-5, 0-4 in the GSAC.

Senior Melissa Villalobos, who was awarded NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week in the last week of November, led the Hawks with 15 points (6-14), with 3 three-pointers, 6 rebounds and tying the 2010 team high with 7 steals. After tonight, she increased her steals per game ratio to 3.9 spg, up from last weeks 3.429 spg that earned her an 8th place ranking in steals for NAIA Division I. Junior Jasmin Thomas came in behind Villalobos with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

Three turnovers started the game off for Fresno Pacific, with SDC taking a 2-0 lead, forcing the Sunbirds to take a time out. That timeout refocused FPU putting them on a streak to an 11 point lead at 24-13. FPU connected with their scoing leader, Jessica Torrecillas, under the basket, leading her to 10 first half points (4-4 FT). FPU led until junior Michelle Gonzalez sunk her fourth free throw to tie the game at 26. SDC hit the next two opportunities taking a 33-29 lead into the half.

The noticable difference in the first was the turnover ratio 16-3, with SDC recording 8 steals. Three Hawks capped the first with 6 points a piece, while shooting 30.6% as a team (11-36). FPU was 9-21 (42.9%) from the field and 7-9 from the line.

Despite the 6 tie scores and five lead changes, with the game coming down to the final minute. Villalobos knocked down a three to break the 55-55 tie with 1:51 to go. FPU would come within one point, but freshman Heather Serven hit both sides of the 1 and 1 to seal the 60-57 win.

By games end, FPU had turned the ball over thirty times, but outshot the Hawks 40.5% (17-42) to 29.0% (20-69). SDC finished the game with 18 steals. Torrecillas was 5-9 from the field and 6-6 in free throws for 16 points. She also had 12 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists.

The Lady Hawks take the court again on Wednesday (Dec. 15) against Division II Cal State San Bernardino at home at 5:30pm.

Howard, NCCAA All-American

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LHowardWed., Dec. 8, 2010
Lexington, KY -- Lauren Howard (pictured left) was named to the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American team for NCCAA Division I volleyball on Wednesday.

This year's team is comprised of 14 student-athletes: seven seniors, five juniors, one redshirt-sophomore and one freshman. Of the honorees there are five outside hitters, four middle blockers, three setters, one setter/hitter and one libero.

Howard finished her junior season with the Hawks a top the kill charts with 268 (3.05 k/s), 131 digs (4th on the team) and 23 aces in 88 sets.

For a complete listing of the 2010 AVCA All-American team for NCCAA Division I, click here .

No. 6 Concordia Takes 92-57 Win

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Tues., Dec. 7, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
Irvine, Calif. – San Diego Christian College (4-5, 1-2 GSAC) men’s basketball had a rough night against the No. 6 Concordia University Eagles (7-2, 3-0 GSAC) on Tuesday, dropping their second GSAC contest 92-57.

Junior Xavier Mylleville had the point high for the Hawks with 12, before fouling out with just under 9 minutes to go in the game. He went 4-7 from the field and 4-4 from the line with 3 rebounds, a steal and a block. Junior Tim Sanders came in behind Mylleville with 11 points (5-9 FG), 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.

The Hawks struggled out of the gate, letting CUI fastbreak their way to a 7-2 lead. That was the way of the first half, with Concordia capping their 16 point lead at 4:52. SDC would cut that lead to 8 (41-33) by the end of the first. Mylleville was 4-5 from the field and 2-2 from the line for 10 points for the Hawks. SDC shot 44.8% in first, sinking 13-29 and hitting 5 of 6 free throws.

Out of the locker room, the Hawks edged within four at the 2:40 minute mark on a pair of free throws from Mylleville. Unfortunately, the nationally ranked Eagles began to showcase their ability, blanking the Hawks 20-0, bringing the margin to 31 points at 75-44. The Eagles extended their lead to 37 with 49 seconds to go, but junior Tim Sanders jumper closed the game out with a 92-57 score.

SDC’s shots were ice cold in the second, shooting 28% (7-25) and making 9 of 17 attempts at the line. CUI held SDC to only 24 points in the second half, while they ran the floor for 51 (18-38 FG, 7-12 3Pt, 8-12 FT).

Fresno Pacific University makes the trip to the Ryan Athletic Center on Saturday, December 11 for the next GSAC contest. The game is scheduled to start around 4:00pm, after the women’s game at 2:00pm.

Robinson With 2nd Double-Double

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Tues., Dec. 7, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
Irvine, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College Lady Hawks (3-4, 0-2 GSAC), suffer their third loss in a row, falling 69-55 to Concordia University (4-3, 1-2 GSAC) on Tuesday.

Junior guard Brittany Robinson lead the Hawks in most catergories, ending the night her second double-double of the season, scoring 20 points (6-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Freshman Heather Serven was the other notable with 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks and 9 points.

Concordia jumped out to a 6-0 lead that SDC would rebound from, tying the Eagles at 10-10 on a layup from Robinson. The steam behind the Hawks slowed, allowing CUI make up the difference with the game evening out at 25 going into halftime. Concordia out shot SDC from the floor in the first, hitting 36% of their shots, but SDC cleaned up from behind the three, sinking 5 three's, two from junior Jasmin Thomas who was 2-4 and 2-2 from the line for 6 points in the first. Thomas was the recipient of the one shooting foul Concordia gave up in the first.

The seesaw continued, with the lead changing three times, each time with a small lead being built. SDC's final lead with 14:05 to go at 40-38, slipped away when Nicole Fu reached the 17th of her 25 points on a three-pointer. From there, CUI would open a 19 point gap (67-48), the largest lead of the game. SDC broke the Eagles 29-8 surge with 3:22 to go, but the CUI lead proved to hold out to the 69-55 win.

Concordia's final percentages had them hitting 27-56 (48.2%), 38 of those points in the pain and 28 points off turnovers despite the Eagles having two more turnovers than the Hawks.

San Diego Christian continues GSAC play on Saturday (Dec. 11) against Fresno Pacific University at home. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00pm at the Ryan Athletic Center.

Villalobos, NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week

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MVillalobosTues., Dec. 7, 2010
Greenville, SC -- Senior guard, Melissa Villalobos (pictured left) was selected by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) on Tuesday as the Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of November 22-28th.

Villalobos was chosen for this honor for her performance in the 103-100 loss against the now 5-1 The Master's College. She totaled 20 points, 62% shooting from the field (8-13), 1-4 from the 3 point line, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 assists.

The 3-3 Lady Hawks play on Tuesday (Dec. 7) at Concordia University, starting at 5:30pm.

First GSAC Win, 57-53 Over Hope

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Sat., Dec. 4, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
Fullerton, Calif. -- San Diego Christian pocketed their first GSAC win over the now 7-2 Hope International University Royals, 57-53. SDC improved to 4-4 overall and 1-1 in the conference with the win.

Senior Aaron Felix finished atop the Hawks charts in the teams lowest scoring game of the season with 14 points (6-13 FFG), 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Junior Xavier Mylleville, who's free-throws came in handy at the end of regulation, hit 6-8 ending with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Senior Viktoras Asaciovas joined Mylleville with 6 of the Hawks 34 team rebounds, also going 2-3 for 5 points.

Buckets just wouldn't drop on either end in the first half, with HIU getting the short end of the deal as SDC had a 16-4 lead with 6:51 left. A few of HIU's attempts started to fall, winding out their 16 point half shooting 17.4% (4-23) and 0-5 from the line. The 20-16 score favored SDC at half, with the Hawks shooting 33.3%.

A somewhat different story unfolded in the second half with both teams posting 37 points. HIU posed a comeback, tying the game at 26, but were smothered by the Hawk defense, allowing SDC to maintain a small lead throughout the remainder of the game. The Hawks victory came down to the final minutes when the game hovered around a 4-6 point margin in favor of SDC. Earlier in the half it appeared that free throws would be the open door for the Royals to sneak back, but the Hawks sealed up the win with the help of Mylleville's four free throws and lay up in the final minutes.

SDC travels to Concordia University to take on the No. 5 Eagles at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 7. Last year, the Hawks had a habit of rising to the challenge against top ten nationally ranked teams, defeating no. 2 CUI 80-75.

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Royals Nab 87-79 Win

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Sat., Dec. 4, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
Fullerton, Calif. -- Hope International University snatched the second GSAC contest from the Hawks on Saturday night, 87-79. HIU maintains their near perfect start to the season, improving to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in conference. SDC's record evens out at 3-3 and an 0-2 standing in GSAc.

Freshman Heather Serven was the story on the Hawks side, draining a career high 26 points, going 7-11 from downtown and 5-6 from the line. She also had 4 rebounds and a steal before reaching her fifth foul in the final minute of play. Junior Brittany Robinson came in behind Serven with 17 points, 3 assists and a rebound, shooting a flawless 5-5 at the line. Senior Melissa Villalobos was 5-10 from the field, hitting 3 three-point shots for 15 points and 6 steals. SDC forced 27 HIU turnovers, giving SDC 14 team steals by games end.

Hope ran the court in the opening minutes, pushing out to a 7-0 lead with SDC's first hoop coming a little over two minutes into the half. The Royals continued to dominate the floor with teammates finding Champ Hood under the basket on numerous occasions. Crystal Vasquez had 8 assists along side Hood's double-double performance.

HIU led by 17 with a minute left in the first, closing it out with a 45-31 lead and three players in double-digits. The Royals shot 5-7 (71%) from downtown, 8-8 from the line and 53% from the field. SDC's numbers in the first put Serven in front with 12 points despite the 34.4% team shooting percentage.

The Hawks recovered a few points to start the second, pulling within 8 at 60-52 on a Robinson three. HIU would again extend their lead to 76-60, but turnovers allowed the Hawks to put 13 points up, bringing the score to 80-73 with 1:29 remaining. Vasquez was 7-8 at the line with of five of those coming in the final minutes to dampen the Hawks momentum just enough to pull out the 87-79 win. Hood led the Royals with 27 points, 10 rebounds and shot an impressive 12-14 inside the key.

SDC takes on Concordia University on Tuesday (Dec. 7) in Irvine starting at 5:30pm. For LiveStats coverage of the contest, click here. For live video feed, click here.

Three Named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

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Fri., Dec. 3, 2010
Decatur, Ala. -- On Friday, the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes was released by the NAIA. Junior and Senior student-atheltes made up the list of 446 from women's soccer and  387 from volleyball representing their NAIA institutions by maintaining a 3.5 or above grade point average. The athletes from San Diego Christian College are listed below.

2010 Fall Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Athlete Sport Year Major
Clarissa Wohlfeil Women's Soccer Sr. Liberal Studies
Katelyn Ogle Women's Soccer Jr. Biology
Valaree Bergman Volleyball Sr. Liberal Studies

For a complete listing of 2010 Fall Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, select Women's Soccer or Volleyball .

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